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Green Revolution and Disparities in Farm Incomes-A Comment

Incomes A Comment G R Saini Some attempts have been made recently to present empirical evidence of the growing inequalities in farm incomes through a comparison of the concentration of farm incomes among different strata of farm households at two points of time.

Towards a More Stable Grain price policy

J Sander G R Saini This article aims to devise a grain price policy which would protect small farmers from the effects of harvest shortfalls and stabilise cash flows in the economy. The exercise assumes that sufficient buffer stocks would be available to keep prices and quantities of grain consumption constant.

Farm Size and Productivity- A Fresh Look

This paper attempts to examine disaggregated farm management data for individual farms, separately for each sample village, and to apply rigorous tests for the correlation between farm size and gross value of output per acre.

Holding Size, Productivity, and Some Related Aspects of Indian Agriculture

Related Aspects of Indian Agriculture G R Saini The inverse relationship between farm size and productivity is a confirmed phenomenon in Indian agriculture and its statistical validity, the author argues, is adequately established by an analysis of disaggregated farm management data.

Farm Size, Productivity and Returns to Scale

It is suggested in this paper that Indian agriculture is characterised by constant returns to scale.
With returns to scale constant, the explanation for variations in productivity per acre as farm size changes lies in the level of various inputs associated with farm size. The higher output per acre in smaller farms is really a function of the higher input of labour.

Use of Improved Farm Implements-A Study of the Olpad Thresher

Brahmin woman and the other a Hari- jan. The youth leader's faction consists of himself, two other Kapu members, the Harijan and the Brahmin woman. The other faction consists of all the other three Kapu candidates, including the munsiff's son. Caste-wise membership thus shows that, while a number of caste groups are not represented in the panchayat, the lower caste groups or failure of any developmental pro- support the youth leader's group. The approximate strength of each of the factions in the village is reported to be as shown in Table 2. There are, of course, some neutrals too.

The Package Programme An Appraisal

While there are signs that in some areas the Package Programme is developing along the lines initially defined, these signs are not evident in all the districts nor are they uniform within particular districts.

The Package Programme An Appraisal

The Package Programme has been an important part of the development effort in Indian agriculture for more than five years. The genesis of the Programme is too well known to merit a detailed discussion. In summary, it arose out of the belief that by the mid-1960's, the gap between consumption needs and production was in danger of widening to a critical extent and that a more intensive programme, in which inputs and efforts would be concentrated on areas with potentially high response, was at least a part of the answer to this problem. Hence the selection of the seven original IADP districts to be followed at a later date by nine more districts.Over the period of operation of the programme, agricultural production on a national scale has been disappointing.It is, therefore, appropriate to examine the Programme in terms of its past achievements and potential for the future. 

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